Our OLASS Team

Lorna Poll

Head of Prison Education
Lorna has extensive experience of working within the Criminal Justice sector. For over 30 years she has taught, managed and developed the education provision within the whole range of Prison Service establishments. In this time she has specialised in curriculum development and quality initiatives. After twelve years managing the education department in a high security prison, Lorna joined the OLASS regional management team in the East of England. She was promoted to Head of Prison Education for PeoplePlus in 2015. Lorna studied for her first degree in Sheffield and went on to complete an MA in Criminal Justice Policy and Practice.

Ian Carlier

Head of Partnerships
Ian has worked in the Criminal Justice sector since 1999. His background evolved through the delivery of enterprise education and support programmes in the West Midlands, to social enterprise infrastructure development. He now heads up the partnership development within our offender learning provision.

Sheirra Matthewson-Davies

Cluster Manager
Cluster Manager with responsibility for HMP Bedford, HMP Norwich, HMP Whitemoor, HMP The Mount and HMP Littlehey. Sheirra commenced her career in Offender Learning in 2005 as a maths tutor in a Young Offenders Institution. In 2009 Sheirra worked with HMPPS colleagues to set up the education delivery in HMP Bure, a new-build public sector prison before becoming a Cluster Manager at the commencement of OLASS 4

Irina Hodkinson

Olass Cluster Manager
Has been part of the OLASS team since 2010. Previously working within education and training in the east of England. With experience of working in schools, Colleges, Apprenticeship and welfare to work programmes. Prior to moving into the education sector Irina had a background in Industry working for multinational organisations.

Caroline Wilson

Cluster manager
With responsibilities for improving quality and support of the delivered education programme. Caroline has worked within prison education for eighteen years , having several roles; tutor, managers, head of learning and skills, education manager and now cluster manager. Prior to teaching in prison I taught in the community often on projects supporting adults who were long term unemployed and/ or had mental health issues . For something completely different, before all that I worked as a research scientist for a well known confectionary company.

Jezz Wright

Head of Television & Digital Learning
Jezz has worked as a senior executive in the broadcasting sector since 1994. He was drawn to Prisoner Learning through various TV production corporate & social responsibility initiatives. Jezz joined the prison education sector in 2010 in order to establish innovative broadcast & digital study solutions for more effective prisoner learning

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